NuMex Joe E. Parker Pepper Live Plant

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
500 - 2,000

Developed at the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute, the NuMex Joe E. Parker was named in a honor of Mr. Joe E. Parker, a 1950 graduate of NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Mr. Parker assisted in evaluating this specific selection. The NuMex Joe E. Parker pepper was first released in 1990 and is an extremely popular as both a red and green chile. The plants have single, strong main stems and are uniformly branched, providing foliage cover for sunscald protection and support high yielding production.

The NuMex Joe E. Parker is a great pepper for canning whole, and is excellent for chiles rellenos, or for grilling or roasting, due to its thicker walls. The long thick peppers mature from green to red, and can be used green or red, but their heat level is spicier when they’re red. NuMex Joe E. Parker peppers are typically not as spicy as Jalapenos, but the heat level can vary as they typically average about 800 Scoville Heat Units. The peppers typically grow to be between 6 and 8 inches long and are related to the Anaheim pepper and the world famous Hatch (New Mexico) Green Chile pepper

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  • 5
    Thriving Growth and High Yield

    Posted by G.P. on 16th May 2024

    I am thoroughly impressed with my Joe Parker Hatch Pepper plants! These plants have grown vigorously since I planted them and have produced an abundant harvest. The peppers are large, with a perfect balance of heat and sweetness, making them ideal for roasting and incorporating into a variety of dishes. They were easy to care for and have withstood the summer heat remarkably well. Highly recommended for any pepper enthusiast looking for a reliable and prolific plant.

  • 4
    Great value

    Posted by RT on 1st May 2023

    I pre-ordered my plant in February and am just receiving it now. I understand it was a pre-order but wish I had it sooner. The plant is very good though and it has a nice thick stalk.

  • 5

    Posted by Bryan Zacaras on 1st May 2023

    Just received my plant! It look amazing!